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Old 07-22-2008, 05:50 AM   #1
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Wondering if anyone has had this problem: we just bought an 02 with FM2 kit, and if I'm accelerating (doesn't even have to be "hard accel) and let off the gas, the shifter seems to move forward a significant amount. It doesn't feel like it's going to pop out of gear; just feels like the whole tranny is shifting forward or tilting forward/down. It seems most noticeable in 2nd and 3rd.

I also have a turbo'd '90, but it doesn't do that at all. Any other Miatas I've driven/autocrossed don't exhibit this type of behaviour either.

I've checked all the transmission/driveline attachment points to the PPF and they are good. As I'm typing this, I realize I didn't check the motor mount bolts -- duh. Any other ideas?
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Check the four bolts holding the top plate on the transmission. I have found them loose and the plate sliding around.
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sounds like blown motor mounts
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New motor mounts FTW.
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Mine does that too, but very little.
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New motor mounts FTW.
what does FTW mean? I know what WTF means...lol

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Check the four bolts holding the top plate on the transmission
Not sure which 4 you're referring to..
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what does FTW mean? I know what WTF means...lol
for the win. FTL = for the loss..or lose (?) same thing either way

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Not sure which 4 you're referring to..
under the rubber boot under the center console.
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gotcha -- will check it .Thanks
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what does FTW mean? I know what WTF means...lol
It means we use the interweb too much.
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